The Talk-Funny Girl

Paperback $15.00

Aug 21, 2012 | 320 Pages

Ebook $9.99

Jul 05, 2011

  • Paperback $15.00

    Aug 21, 2012 | 320 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    Jul 05, 2011


Alex Award – YALSA WINNER 2012


“In the searing tradition of Bastard out of Carolina and Ellen Foster… Merullo not only displays an inventive use of language in creating the Richards’ strange dialect but also delivers a triumphant story of one lonely girl’s resilience.”–Booklist

“Roland Merullo’s book, The Talk-Funny Girl, takes place in the gritty real world, but is rooted in a mythic world.  I loved the inventiveness, the bits of unusual language, the heart-wrenching story, and the remarkable portrait of a troubled but gutsy girl who battles her way toward happiness.  One of the best novels I have ever read. A book for the ages.”–Anita Shreve, author of Rescue

“Roland Merullo has created not just a unique voice but a unique language for seventeen-year-old Marjorie Richards, but what makes The Talk-Funny Girl unforgettable is its young heroine’s refusal to succumb to the evil that surrounds her. What a brilliant, great-hearted novel this is.”–Ron Rash, author of Serena and Burning Bright

“Captivating…[Merullo] is adept at creating suspense, planting credible red herrings, and finally spilling the truth at just the right moment…in a breathless, stunning climax that feels both surprising and inevitable.” – Boston Globe

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